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Distinguished Visiting Professor (Computer Science)

LOCATION:  United States Naval Academy, Computer Science Department
DATE CLOSES: Application review will begin on December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.


The United States Naval Academy is a unique institution of higher learning located in desirable Annapolis, Maryland.  As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate college, the United States Naval Academy has its own distinctive niche amongst American educational institutions.  Our talented faculty and staff are united by one common purpose--to develop the next generation of leaders for naval service. In order to deliver on this promise to our nation, we recruit from all segments of society to find faculty, instructors, and support staff who model the highest professional standards.  In pursuit of academic excellence, the Naval Academy fosters an educational environment that supports and encourages midshipman learning and critical thinking through innovative teaching methods that address a variety of learning styles. We seek outstanding civilian and military faculty and staff from all segments of society, and provide them with the necessary support resources to enable midshipmen to achieve academic success. Our goal is to provide a stimulating environment that instills a passion for lifelong learning and imbues our midshipmen with the intellectual curiosity and analytical rigor needed to be in the forefront of technological advances and global understanding in a rapidly changing and diverse world.

The United States Naval Academy is committed to building a diverse workforce who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning and leadership development.  We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.

Every year more than one million people tour "the Yard" to experience what our employees already know — the United States Naval Academy is a special place, with a special purpose. Those selected for employment will find challenging and rewarding work; state-of-the-art facilities which inspire academic and athletic excellence; the benefits of Federal employment; and exceptional quality-of-life.


The U.S. Naval Academy’s Computer Science Department invites applications for one or more Distinguished Visiting Professors, funded by the Class of 1948 Endowment for Information Technology and the Rear Admiral Frank Thomas Leighton Information Technology Endowment Fund.  The visiting professor is expected to have a strong reputation and technical expertise in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely related field. Responsibilities may vary and might include teaching required or elective courses, developing new courses, leading research seminars, organizing relevant symposia, collaborating with faculty, and/or mentoring student research.

The Computer Science Department offers majors in Computer Science and Information Technology, and contributes to a new major in Cyber Operations. We currently have 142 CS majors, 42 IT majors and a faculty of 17.  The department is housed in a state of the art building overlooking the scenic Severn River. Our spaces provide outstanding office, laboratory, and research facilities for both students and faculty, including specialized labs for information assurance, networking, and robotics, as well as three computing labs supporting upper level courses and significant resources for high performance computing.

The start date of this position is flexible but August 2018 is preferred. We have provisions for either full-time financial support or supplemental support for a professor on sabbatical. The position duration could vary from one to several years. The specific salary will be commensurate with experience and the expected contributions to the department.



  • A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely related field; or an M.S. with a minimum of 15 years of experience.
  • A significant record of achievement.
  • U.S. Citizenship


  • Experience teaching undergraduate-level computing courses.


All Civilian Faculty Positions at USNA are subject to a background investigation.  These investigations are conducted to ensure that individuals hired are trustworthy, of good conduct, and reliable. More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here


1.  Interested candidates should send a cover letter, teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, and arrange for three letters of recommendation that address both teaching and research abilities to be sent to Prof. Frederick Crabbe, Chair of the CS Faculty Search Committee at

2.  Application review will begin on December 1, 2017 but the position will remain open until filled. 

Submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to  Your responses will not be shared with the panel rating the applications or to the official making the selection for this position.

Announcement: COMPSCI-17-18-1

The U.S. Naval Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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